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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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Terrific -- absolutely terrific

You have to go. That's all. Bring binoculars. It was magnificent. Make reservations, because you don't want to be turned away. (We somehow couldn't get three reservations to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You have to go. That's all. Bring binoculars. It was magnificent. Make reservations, because you don't want to be turned away. (We somehow couldn't get three reservations to go through, so we only made two and were able to add an extra person at the museum ticket office -- but that was during low season and we may just have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was difficult to book tickets for this event online, long winded process but worth it. The walls ooze history. The film whilst waiting to go in to see the paintings was informative

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The chapel is great! But you can stay in only 15'! We took a guided tour, the guide talked very quickly for almost 10 minutes to show details of the frescos and the story and then we had just a few minutes before the bell rang. Why not considering 5 minutes more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We did not book on line so were pleased to gain entry to the Chapel - if we had known what we could have missed, we would have booked. Be prepared to wait, both outside and inside while other visitors leave and the climate is balanced in the chapel. Outside was cold as we were visiting in winter, inside was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We booked this in advance online. Every painting tells a story. Very intricate and very interesting. They let us stay inside almost an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I booked tickets here in advance via the rather arduous online system & bought a Padova card at the same time. But my word it was worth it. I'm not usually terribly interested in medieval art and frescoes and the sections of art galleries with painting from this period tend to be the ones I by-pass and I have no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Padua is a lovely place to visit even without the Scrovegni Chapel. But if you like arts, you cannot miss it. Giotto at his best restoration to the point that you can see the tears down the cheek of the women crying in frescoes that are way above you. Worthy every single cent of the entry ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

You can wander all over Umbria and Tuscany viewing the works of Giotto but to have the most sublime exposure to this artist the Scrovegni Chapel in Padova is hard to top. The intimacy of the space allows you to view the frescoes one panel at a time. You need to be focused as the time allowed inside the chapel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I made an overnight trip to Padua from Venice specifically for this attraction. A wide ranging, expansive 48-lecture series (covering dozens of artists and hundreds of paintings) that I watched several years ago had two lectures specifically devoted to the Scrovegni Chapel so I was tipped off in advance to its importance. I purchased two admission tickets several months in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Feb., 2015. Truly beautiful, especially given it's early, early Renaissance provenance! Giotto was an amazing man! I feel inadequate trying to describe this place & relating it's beauty. Thank God there was a Giotto to steer us into the period of artistic "rebirth". Somethings to know: when (if) you take the tram from the ferrovia to Scrovegni: get off the... More 

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